Credit: Dan Bates, Everett Herald
By Chris Granville
Three years ago, our region witnessed one of the most destructive landslides ever recorded. The landslide near Oso, Washington occurred at 10:37 a.m. that day when an unstable portion of hill collapsed, sending mud and debris across the Stillaguamish River and destroying 49 homes in the neighborhood of Steelhead Haven. Tragically, 43 people—husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters from the tightknit community—were lost in one of the worst natural disasters the Pacific Northwest has ever seen. Continue reading
By: Bruce Swee
The Red Cross version of March Madness included eight pallets of IT equipment and over 40 volunteers descending upon Seattle, Washington from across the United States. The group and the gear came for what we believe is our largest Disaster Services Technology (DST) training to date. Continue reading
The City of Wenatchee, WA is most commonly known as the “Apple Capital of the World,” but this month, we’re unofficially calling it the “Red Cross Capital of Washington State!”
By: Diane Toomey
Photos by: Kayako Sareen
Many corporations and businesses are discovering the value of a work culture that provides meaning and purpose for employees. zulily, a Seattle based e-commerce retail company, provides full time employees 8 hours of paid volunteer time each quarter to give back through various local communities and philanthropic organizations. Continue reading
Left to right: Paul McDonald, Darrell Lamberton, Stew Gram, John Trudeau, Lori Amodio, Bill Munson, Jerry and Bonnie Moore, Mike Alliston
By Faith Hoyt
It’s 7 a.m. on a Sunday, and Lori Amodio is headed to Central Washington Hospital to deliver blood to their clinical lab. She sits behind the wheel of a white Dodge Caravan and goes over her checklist, making note of routine vehicle maintenance that is needed and writing down her list of codes for the hospital. Today she is transporting two large boxes. One is plasma, the other is blood. Continue reading
By: Kristen Vodek
The King County Chapter Office hosted an internal job fair February 16 to provide volunteers, family, and friends the opportunity to learn more about projects and programs within the Red Cross. Volunteers chatted with representatives from each line of service and learned about new initiatives.
By: Maggie Shepherd
On a recent winter evening, people of all ages and walks of life gathered at the American Red Cross in Seattle to learn how to support themselves, their families, and their neighbors in the event of an emergency.